One New Yorker’s trash is another’s work of art

I LOVE this!  Big, big fan of “upcycled art” and “outsider art”.  Would love to have some of these pieces.

Before new MetroCards cost $1 apiece — back when their bent bodies carpeted subway station entrances, discarded by hasty passengers — I scooped up an armful and used transparent duct tape to plaster them onto a stool.

In a city where so many people put on an act, nothing has ever felt as real to me as the components of a street: subway service change posters, speed limit signs and hydrants themselves. They’re unfeignedly familiar; they are honest, with a single purpose.

Read @ New York Post

 

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